Don’t blame Muslims for the crimes of white supremacists

On April 27, the last day of Passover, John Earnest, a 19-year-old white male, walked into a synagogue in Poway, California and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing one person and wounding three. Shortly before he carried out the attack, he posted online a 4000-word manifesto, in which he also took responsibility for setting

Somali hijabi model makes history by appearing in Sports Illustrated magazine

Somali fashion model Halima Aden has made history by becoming the first Muslim model to appear in Sports Illustrated magazine wearing a hijab. Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine read by tens of millions of people each week. Aden appeared in the swimsuit edition, out next month. “Young girls who wear a hijab

Bring back play for children, WHO tells parents worldwide

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines advising parents to limit the number of hours their children who are under the age of five spend sitting watching screens. WHO said the guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age were developed by a

#WorldBookDay : 8 top books on Somalia

In honour of #WorldBookDay, an international day dedicated to highlighting the power of books to illuminate the human experience and “to inspire behavior based on understanding, tolerance, and dialogue”, takes you on a literary tour of Somalia: Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah Set in Somalia around the 2006 US-backed Ethiopian invasion, the final volume in Farah's Past Imperfect

People are getting ready for Ramadan … with halal pickup lines

The online Muslim community has made a habit out of creating hilarious memes and tweets based on its religion, and truth be told, the jokes simply never get old.  If you follow Muslim social media users, you have probably stumbled upon their famous halal pickup lines, in which Muslims add a halal twist to their

‘The Eye of Istanbul’ Ara Güler to be introduced to art lovers in Mogadishu

A selection of photos taken by legendary Turkish photojournalist Ara Güler will be on display in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The exhibition will open in April next year, the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu announced on Twitter. It will "contribute to enhancing artistic activities in Somalia", the embassy said. Described by the Turkish presidency

Ten things you need to know about #EarthDay

Every year on April 22, trees are planted, litter is cleaned up, and awareness for the issues plaguing the planet are raised. Do you celebrate Earth Day? There are a few things you probably don't know about this global environmental celebration. Earth Day's Founder Alex Wong/Staff/Getty Images In 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson

If you’re using one of these words, you need to change it right now

A new study suggests that millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts. According to the UK National Cyber Security (NCSC), which conducted the study, 15 per cent of people said that they knew a ‘great deal’ about how to protect themselves from harmful activity online. Less than half said that they always

Ilhan Omar: ‘I’m as American as everyone else is’

Many knew Ilhan Omar would face unique challenges as a new congresswoman on the national stage. Being a black, Muslim woman in American politics is a lightning rod for right wing fury and having a progressive platform invites even more plutocratic ire. So the combined response was bound to be grotesque. But